Sanam Marvi debuted, in 2009, at ‘Virsa Heritage’, a music program on Pakistan Television Corporation channel hosted by Yousuf Salahuddin. She affectionately calls him ‘like a baba to her’ (a father figure to her) for giving her a big break in the Pakistani entertainment industry. Later she performed at Coke Studio Pakistan, a Pakistani television series featuring live music performances.
Marvi performs sufi concerts around the world. She is considered among the 3 of the finest performers in the Sufi, ghazal and folk genres. The other 2 being Abida Parveen and Tina Sani. She made her debut in a solo performance on the Indian soil at 2010’s Jahan-e-Khusrau, the Sufi music festival arranged by the famous film producer Muzaffar Ali of 1981 film Umrao Jaan fame. In February 2011, she performed with Indian playback singer Rekha Bhardwaj at Times of India’s Aman ki Asha event at Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad, India. Marvi made her live concert singing debut in 2012 with concerts held at London, Paris, New York, singing alongside Hadiqa Kiyani and Ali Zafar.